The study at the Vassall-Craigie-Longfellow House

Contributed by NPS, Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site

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From the mid-1840s until Henry W. Longfellow’s death in 1882, this room served as his study - a well-used place where he read, wrote poetry, correspondence, and journal entries, reviewed proofs, visited with family and friends, smoked cigars, played with his children, and took naps. Many of his famous poems were written here.

From mid-July 1775 until April 4, 1776, this room was used by George Washington as his office.

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About This Item

  • Title: The study at the Vassall-Craigie-Longfellow House
  • Creation Date: circa 1759
  • Subject Date: 1882
  • Town: Cambridge
  • County: Middlesex
  • State: MA
  • Media: Wood, metal
  • Local Code: slide 2.2B
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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NPS, Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
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